Volume 20, Issue 2-8, June 2016
URBAN TOURISM IN SLOVAKIA – ITS QUANTIFCATION, SPATIAL DIFFERENTIATION AND TYPIFCATION
Authors: Anton Kasagranda, Eva Rajčáková, Jiří Vystoupil
Abstract: Urban tourism, characterized by a high share of international tourists in Slovakia, represents the specific type of tourism that is the main aim of this study. It includes analysis of bed capacities of collective accommodation establishments and urban tourism performance, which represent the basis for the subsequent typifcation of urban tourism centres. In typifcation, localization conditions and their attractiveness, which form the very basis of potential of urban tourism centres, are evaluated. Results of the research indicate, that urban tourism is one of the most important type of tourism in Slovakia. In the terms of tourism, the most valuable towns are those with high cultural and historical value (historical towns) and towns defned as spa resorts. The main objective of this paper is the quantifcation and spatial interpretation of urban tourism in Slovakia, which can serve as a geographical basis for further research.
Keywords: urban tourism, accommodation establishments, tourism performance, spatial differentiation, typifcation
Article info: 105-113
Received: February 29, 2016 | Revised: April 7, 2016 | Accepted: June 2, 2016